Center for the Liberal Arts

Maintained by the University of Virginia, this site provides educators with a wealth of humanities resources for their classrooms and help in using technology effectively.

U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission

This website, established to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ flight, has a “comprehensive collection of outstanding educational essays, multimedia and links regarding the history of flight.”

Cave of Lascaux

Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, the site contains captivating images and information about the cave of Lascaux. Links included are to other archaeological sites, the history of the discovery of the cave, and interactive exercises for teachers and students.

Casa de Joanna

The site is a portal to French and Spanish language resources on the Internet. The topics include art, French and Spanish, and teacher resources. The links are annotated and indexed as an activity, resource, teacher link, or tool.

British Academy

The United Kingdom's National Academy for the humanities and social sciences. It is designed to inspire, recognize, and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events

A comprehensive timeline on American history from the mid-17th century through 1920, as well as a robust listing of American literary movements.

Deatail of Japanese woodblock of a ship from Perry's fleet

Black Ships & Samurai: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

An MIT open courseware unit on how Japanese artists visualized the arrival and effects of Commodore Perry's fleet in 1853.

At Home in the Heartland Online

In-depth materials on family life in Illinois from 1700 to the present.

Asia Society: Education and Learning

A gateway to educational resources on the history and cultures of Asia.

Asia Society: Policy and Politics

Information about all aspects of Asian culture, particularly Asian current affairs. Also available are links to pronunciation guides for Asian languages. This site also contains constructive activities for elementary grade students.